"The person I represent must be somehow special. I was totally fascinated of John Dillinger in Public Enemies for example. And Captain Jack Sparrow was revolutionary - a bank robber but at the same time national hero.
"My success came on its own. However, I was very lucky. For example, directors like Tim Burton fought for me when Paramount didn't want to give me the lead role in Sleepy Hollow.
"When I made the breakthrough I was regarded as the new James Dean. But the biggest compliment I ever received was the comparison with Marlon Brando. He is my idol - and was my best friend."
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Johnny Depp talks about Characters
Johnny Depp told Joy magazine: